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    Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries

    Nicholas A. Rathjen, S. David Shahbodaghi, Jennifer A. Brown

    Prevention of hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries begins with clothing that is clean, layered, and loose to promote circulation. Hypothermia can be staged by clinical symptoms when core temperature measurement is unavailable. Initial treatment includes...

    Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management

    Michael G. Mercado, Dustin K. Smith, Esther L. Guard

    Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic kidney disease; therefore, the prompt diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause is critical. History and physical examination findings are important...

    Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Return to Work

    Blair A. Becker, Marc A. Childress

    Nonspecific low back pain refers to cases of low back pain without evidence of a more concerning diagnosis, such as a tumor, fracture, infection, inflammatory arthritis, or cauda equina. It is a major cause of work loss globally. Prescribing physical activity, including core...

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Statin Treatment, Early Pregnancy Loss, Ingrown Toenails, Blood Pressure, ADHD, Colorectal Adenomas

    Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.


    Gabapentinoids for Pain: Potential Unintended Consequences

    Christopher W. Goodman, Allan S. Brett

    The widespread and often indiscriminate prescribing of gabapentinoids is not supported by robust evidence, and it carries known and unknown risks.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    General Health Checks in Adults for Reducing Disease-Related Morbidity and Mortality

    Dustin K. Smith, Holly S. Schmidt, Courtney M. Saint

    General health check visits have no benefit on cardiovascular morbidity or on total, cardiovascular, or cancer-related mortality. There is also no evidence that they cause patient harm.

    Combined Oral Contraceptives for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

    Madhavi Singh, Juan Qiu

    Are combined oral contraceptives effective in decreasing menorrhagia?


    A Devoted Couple

    Caroline Wellbery

    Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.

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    Alpha Blockers for Nephrolithiasis

    Kavitha Krishnan, Elise B. Halajian, Richard A. Guthmann, Joan Nashelsky

    The alpha blocker tamsulosin (Flomax) can be used to improve clearance of stones larger than 5 mm, shorten expulsion times, and reduce hospitalization.

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    Empiric Treatment for Acute Pharyngitis

    James D. Haddad, Peter Ng, Taylor James

    A woman presented with fever and throat pain, with vesicular lesions over the soft palate and uvula.

    Practice Guidelines

    Diagnosing VTE: Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology

    Amber Randel

    The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Donald M. Chaffee, Elizabeth T. Harpster

    Urinary incontinence is common in adult women, leading to health complications such as rash and urinary tract infections. This review discusses pelvic floor muscle training for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.


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